The exciting event of FIFA World Cup 2018 has finally come to an end. The entire tournament was thrilling enough to keep the fans on edges. While the FIFA World Cup 2018 final presented a pure essence of the event in term of excitement as everything about it was just amazing.
The entertaining FIFA World Cup 2018 final was a tremendous goal scorer as France beat Croatia with 4-2.
Iconic Moments of FIFA World Cup 2018 Final
Let’s have a look at what were those moments that defined FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia a worth-watch.
Controversial Perisic Handball
Croatia goalscorer Perisic’s handball that awarded France a penalty was the most debatable moment of FIFA World Cup 2018 final. Fans are talking if Perisic deliberately touched his hand with football or it was by chance. In fact, most of the soccer lovers were debating over whether the referee was right to award a penalty to France or not.
— Daryl (@ToddDaryl) July 15, 2018
Final Was Indeed An Essence of Entire Tournament
What a wonderful final. VAR controversy, set-piece goal, own goal, magnificent passes wonderful finishes and the sense of glorious chaos. World Cup 2018 distilled in 90 minutes.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) 15 July 2018
Superb Performance by Teenager Kylian Mbappe
With special mention to team England a team with most of the players under the age of 25, the performance of the youngsters has remained the talk of the town. France teenage player Kylian Mbappe just became the second teenage player to score in a world cup final after Pele. He made a meaningful contribution to France’ win in FIFA world cup 2018 final and set the scoreboard to 4-2.
The goal made Kylian Mbappe eventually win the young player award.
FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP AWARDS
Golden Ball: Luka Modric (Croatia)
Glove Award: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
Young Player: Kylian Mbappe (France)
Golden Boot: Harry Kane (England, six goals)
Fair Play Trophy: Spain#WorldCup #FARPost pic.twitter.com/EFnTaRd9Lp
— FARPost (@FarPostSA) July 16, 2018
An Own Goal by Mario Mandzukic
Croatian player Mario Mandzukic became the first player in football world cup history to score an own goal.
Mario Mandzukic is the first player in history to score an own goal in a #WorldCupFinal
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 15, 2018
A French Team Advocating Diversity
A diverse football team leading France to win FIFA World Cup 2018 final is also a major take away of the event. People are saying that France whose team is made up of more than 78% Africans and 50 % Muslims should now see a reason to combat racism.
Congratulations on winning the #WorldCup.
80% of your team is African, cut out the racism and xenophobia.
50% of your team are Muslims, cut out the Islamophobia.
Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice.
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) 15 July 2018
A Tournament of 32 Diverse Nations
Even a look at FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule was enough to prove how exciting tournament was going to be. 32 teams that qualified for the competition included four Arab nations, four African nations, Latin American nations, and a mix of Eastern European and Western European and Nordic countries. Interestingly, Italy, the fourth time world cup winner couldn’t qualify for the tournament.